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Old 08-09-2015, 06:40 PM   #31
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I just say 23 microns probably a Cary over from saying 23 thousandths or 23 grand.....we talk funny I know. I won't dispute some one told you that east coast but math can't be wrong. And microns are a much finer measurement than thousandths. I will say I prefer working in standard but that's because I used standard for 15 years before I had to use metric. Working at caterpillar all of their prints are metric to make them all the same in all the manufacturies. It was a nightmare at first but you get used to it after a while.
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Old 08-09-2015, 10:21 PM   #32
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I usally go by the just a smigen or go yay much or just a hair
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Old 08-09-2015, 11:35 PM   #33
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I usally go by the just a smigen or go yay much or just a hair
My family (father and grandfather) measures with smigens mostly, but we measure with whiskers too sometimes. I'm actually not certain between whisker and hair which is larger..
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Old 08-09-2015, 11:47 PM   #34
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My family (father and grandfather) measures with smigens mostly, but we measure with whiskers too sometimes. I'm actually not certain between whisker and hair which is larger..
Depends if you are talking Metric Whiskers or Standard.
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My family (father and grandfather) measures with smigens mostly, but we measure with whiskers too sometimes. I'm actually not certain between whisker and hair which is larger..
Just a tad bit is used the most
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My family (father and grandfather) measures with smigens mostly, but we measure with whiskers too sometimes. I'm actually not certain between whisker and hair which is larger..
My now deceased grandpa used to say "Give it a tap", or if more aggressive, "Give it a nudge", or if a REAL adjustment was needed he'd say "Give 'er a good shove". If none of that worked, he'd get what he called his BFH, Big F****** Hammer (25 pounder (11 kilo for those "frenchies")) and give it a good pounding, um, "kilo"ing??? PCBS can be hilarious at times......

BTW Family Wagon, a hair is actually just slightly smaller in diameter than a whisker due to the fact whiskers are usually tactile in origin giving the whisker a stiffer construction to alert via the nervous system of an environmental stimulation.... Oops, I went into medic AND teacher mode...........
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Hmmmm....then based on what I've read, an "RCH" must belong to the Imperial system?
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Hmmmm....then based on what I've read, an "RCH" must belong to the Imperial system?
Maybe not. Could mean Redhead.
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Being a machinist and having worked with both metric and standard metric is much more accurate. .001 inches is 25.4 times larger than .001 millimeters. Or .001mm = .00025"
We don't use standard in machining here at all.

All the CNC machines here use nothing but metric.

The millimeter can be divided far more times than any inch.

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